Love the taste of lasagna, but hate how the time it take to construct it takes away from valuable dance time and party time? Well this twist on lasagna gives you all the flavor, and is a true time saver. Wow! I saved so much time, I learned how to rhyme! Alright, let's-a make-a the pasta!
Step 1: Gather La Familia
***Disclaimer - No mustaches were harmed in the making of this Instructable. Also, we know that all Italians don't have mustaches. The only ones we know though are Mario and Luigi. Well, and the Sopranos, but we didn't want to see anyone sleep with the fishes, so we just got a little silly with it instead.
Step 2: Gather Your Ingredients
You can totally change up the ingredients and pasta variety to suit your fancy. We opted for the fancy Bowtie pasta, since were such fancy people, but Rotini, Penne, Elbow, and others all work well too. I make-a the big pan so we use 2 boxes, one pound of ground beef, a large can of crushed or diced tomatoes, a pound of shredded mozzarella, one container of ricotta, a couple of jars of pasta sauce, and to make is super awesome....one pack of ground Italian sausage. The mustaches are optional, but they are for wearing only. Do not attempt to put them IN the pasta.
Step 3: Do WHAT?
This may seem odd, and feel free to skip this step if you want, but I'm telling you it works! I find that spreading the ricotta on lasagna noodles is messy, time-consuming, and I can never get it just right. Try doing that on a noodle that's not flat, and it's impossible. Soooo, in my effort to do everything in the laziest way possible, I've discovered that spreading it on a sheet of wax paper and sticking it in the freezer while you cook the meat and pasta works like a charm. Licking the spreader when your done??? Kinda gross, but....to each their own.